Monday, May 31, 2010

new works on paper...



No. 3 
oil on mulberry paper



No. 2
oil on mulberry paper




No. 1
oil on mulberry paper

13 comments:

Zappha said...

Scrumptious texture. Lovely work.

Nancy said...

Beautiful.

Nancy Natale said...

These are lovely, Pam. Is the mulberry paper thick or more ricepaperish?

Pam Farrell said...

Thanks all, for your comments.

NN, the mulberry paper I used for these is fairly rice paper-ish. I've been experimenting with various grades of mulberry paper and I'm amazed at its tensile strength. As the oil paper is added in layers, the over-all tactile sensation is rather like an oil-cloth. So cool.

iNdi@ said...

i've even boiled mulberry paper, it's pretty tough -
beautiful images here...

cathsheard said...

These are so interesting Pam. I wish I could feel them. I gather form what you wrote that you work straight onto the paper without preparing it at all - do you know what happens over time to the piece? Idle curiosity is a terrible thing ;-)

Pam Farrell said...

Ahhh yes...the question of oil paint on unprepared paper is an interesting one. When I use watercolor paper I prepare it with gesso before applying oil paint. The mulberry paper has not been prepared. I am of course curious about the properties of the mulberry paper. Back in the day, when I did a lot of printmaking, including woodcuts and monoprints, I used oil-based ink on various "rice" papers. Twenty-some years later, upon examination of at least one of these prints made with oil-based inks, it remains intact. That's the most I can say at this point.

I also am familiar with oiled mulberry papers that are used for various decorative purposes. I'm not sure how long these are meant to last.

It all remains to be seen. Thanks for your comments.

stephanie clayton said...

So much depth, I would not have guessed they were paper. Reading your comments on paper, I'm further intrigued.

Ian MacLeod said...

beautiful work Pam.

Chris Neyen said...

I've been experimenting with paper and for years. I have work over 10 years old done on bristol prepared with matte medium. I am currently trying cold wax over charcoal on Rives BFK...there is something about the surface and reaction of paint on paper, which can not be achieved elsewhere.
Nice work Pam. Love the texture and depth.

Pam Farrell said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments. I can see that there's something about working on paper that inspires a lot of folks.

Chris! Good to hear from you. Can't believe it's almost a year since The Dark Show. Hope all is well.

Art Trip said...

These are great. How do you display them? Framed or some other way since I work on paper and the question always comes up since I work the edges alot and need to have them show. Thanks.

DJ said...

These are lovely...